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Robertson, Manning

Laymen and the new architecture.

London, John Murray 1925.

Reference: 7573
Price: £15 [convert currency]

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8vo. xi+(1)+205+(1)pp, (31) photo plates incl. frontis, (6)pp publisher’s adverts. Publisher’s cloth, a little bumped at head and foot of spine, front free endpaper torn. Roderick Gradidge’s copy (bookplate).

First edition of this attempt to explain the social and cultural importance of architecture to the layman, while both promoting a new national style and damning the recent flood of identical suburban houses that “has overrun the country like the brown rat, ravaging everything before it”.